Have mercy upon me, O God, according to thy lovingkindness: according unto the multitude of thy tender mercies blot out my transgressions.2Wash me throughly from mine iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin.3
For I acknowledge my transgressions: and my sin is ever before me.
Against thee, thee only, have I sinned , and done this evil in thy sight: that thou mightest be justified when thou speakest , and be clear when thou judgest .
Behold, I was shapen in iniquity; and in sin did my motherconceivea me.
Behold, thou desiresttruth in the inward parts: and in the hidden part thou shalt make me to knowwisdom.7Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean : wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.8
Make me to hearjoy and gladness; that the bones which thou hast broken may rejoice .
9Hide thy face from my sins, and blot out all mine iniquities.10Create in me a cleanheart, O God; and renew a rightbspiritwithin me.
Cast me not away from thy presence; and take not thy holyspirit from me.
12Restore unto me the joy of thy salvation; and uphold me with thy freespirit.13
Then will I teachtransgressors thy ways; and sinners shall be converted unto thee.
14Deliver me from bloodguiltiness,c O God, thou God of my salvation: and my tongue shall sing aloud of thy righteousness.15
O Lord,open thou my lips; and my mouth shall shew forth thy praise.16
For thou desirest not sacrifice; else would I give it: thou delightest not in burnt offering.17
The sacrifices of God are a brokenspirit: a broken and a contriteheart, O God, thou wilt not despise .
Do good in thy good pleasure unto Zion:build thou the walls of Jerusalem.19
Then shalt thou be pleased with the sacrifices of righteousness, with burnt offering and whole burnt offering: then shall they offerbullocks upon thine altar.